Odd and beautiful little book.
Brash and slinky and hurty, I wish young British writers were brave enough to write like this 3.
5 More like a 4.
5, but Levy s first novel novella, really is so strange and different it gets the bump up for its sheer audacity and exuberance Usually, I read primarily for plot and character, with language a somewhat distant second Here, however, I am not sure exactly WHAT happens, but it is so oddly compelling, and the language so exquisite, I was enchanted Having come to this after reading Levy s two most recent, Booker nominated books Hot Milk and Swimming Home , I can admire how her work has progressed and grown in maturity, but this is astonishing for a first novel.
Surreal and dark and manic and meandering and mediocre.
i am raping you with the archetypes you created seriously holycowamazing i wallowed in the language of this mirage of a story Levy spews beauty and pain and dirt and sex and gamma rays of terribleness and awe this book is why i read books, for language that transports and transposes and transubstantiates OK, i hate it when i try to be some sort of review badass just read this.
I have no clue what I just finished listening to but it was mind blowing Totally weird but brilliant Wow Õ Beautiful Mutants Õ Honestly, no idea I mean, spoiler alert, there s a talking llama Barely a hint here of the novelist who would later write the terrific Hot Milk This one just feels like it s trying too hard to be strange The strangeness of Hot Milk is entirely nonchalant It s a good thing this was only 96 pages I couldn t have taken much.
I loved the writing, but I didn t really know what was going on
5 stars almost a 5 star book But not for e Mutants Is A Stunning Early Novel By The Man Booker Shortlisted Deborah Levy Levy S Surreal And Artful First Novel, Beautiful Mutants, Introduces Lapinski The Manipulative And Magical Russian Exile Who Summons Forth A Number Of Urban Pilgrims In A Shimmering Contemporary Allegory About Broken Dreams And Desires A Stunningly original Writer Kirsty Gunn It Throbs Its Way Into The Imagination Like The Unguided Missiles It Decries Observer Levy S Strength Is Her originality Of Thought And Expression Jeanette WintersonDeborah Levy Writes Fiction, Plays And Poetry Trailer ↠´ Beautiful Mutants PDF by ï Deborah Levy Her Work Has Been Staged By The Royal Shakespeare Company, And She Is The Author Of Highly Praised books Including The Unloved, Things I Don T Want To Know, Swallowing Geography And Billy And Girl Her Novel Swimming Home Was Shortlisted For The Man Booker Prize, Specsavers National Book Awards UK Author Of The Year And Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, While The Title Story Of Her Most Recent Work Of Fiction, Black Vodka, Was Shortlisted For The BBC International Short Story Award